Product Designer of the Year 2018 / Media And Home Electronics / Professional

Caruso, Music Cabinet

  • Company
    Paolo Cappello Design Studio, Italy
  • Lead Designer
    Paolo Cappello
  • Client
    Miniforms
  • Project Link

Caruso is the music cabinet designed by Paolo Cappello for Miniforms.
The speaker recalls the old gramophones, but this version is entirely digital, as a Bluetooth connection keeps the tunes coming.
"I wanted to design something that gives back a shape to the music even now in digital age, something with a strong iconic appeal. A product that everybody immediately can understand as a cabinet that plays music without even listening at music”.
The cabinet comes in lacquer, as well as natural oak and walnut. As for the ceramic speaker, there’s red, pink, yellow, green, anthracite, white or gold.

Bio
Born in 1980 in Verona.
Graduated in Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano.
After a three years collaboration with Ludovica+Roberto Palomba in Milan, in 2007 he setup his own studio in Verona where he collaborates with other professionals in architecture, communication and graphics.
His works have been showcased in many expositions in Rome, Milan, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Miami, London and Dubai.
Paolo also collaborates with Rolling Stone Italy magazine writing the design column for the online edition.
Paolo’s works have been featured by main international magazines and newspapers.

Other prizes
2008 Promosedia International Design Competition 2008 Greener Gadgets Design Competition 2008 Swarowsky Crystal Visions 2009 Antoniolupi Design Competition 2009 Progetto Deco Design Competition 2009 Ossigeno Italiano Prize by Abitare Magazine 2011 Young & Design Award 1st prize 2011 ADI Young Talent Nominee 2012 Young & Design Honour Mention 2012 Elle Decor Young Designer Talent Italy 2013 Giovane Talento delle Venezie 2013 New Italian Blood Top 10 Designers 2013 Top Young Designers New York 2015 Young & Design Award with Tilta for SlowWood

Photo Credit: Paolo Cappello Design Studio